Lauren Withhart is a dance artist based in the metro Atlanta area. Receiving her MFA in Dance Performance and Choreography from the University of Maryland and her BFA from Florida State University, Lauren is a versatile mover and choreographer. Her technical training is based in the Graham and Lewitzky techniques, having studied with and performed repertory from The Martha Graham Dance Company, Buglisi Dance Theatre, and Lynda Davis. Her current interests lie in somatic practice, improvisation, and post modern performance theater.
Known for her unique collaborations, her original works have been seen in New York at Movement Research, Judson Memorial Church, The Manhattan Movement and Arts Center, Triskelion Arts, and Green Space; in Maryland at Baltimore Theatre Project, Baltimore Museum of Art, AREA 405, The Creative Alliance, The LOF/t, The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Joe's Movement Emporium, Goucher College, Howard Community College; Washington DC's Dance Place; and in Florida at Florida State University and Tallahassee Community College. She has also performed in non-traditional and site specific venues throughout the Baltimore area.
Lauren has performed with Women's Dance Project (FL), VTDance/Vincent Thomas (MD), Gesel Mason Performance Projects (DC), Adriane Fang (MD/NY), and joined PEARSONWIDRIG DANCETHEATER (NY) for their tour of "Unmoored: Love Letters to New Orleans." For ten seasons, Lauren was a member of The Collective, a Baltimore-based collaborative, co-op modern dance group as a performer, choreographer, and teacher.
As an educator, Lauren has served as Adjunct Faculty at the Community College of Baltimore County and University of Maryland Baltimore County, guest teacher at The Peabody Institute and The Dance Exchange.